I need some shoes to look dumpy

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  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Generally during the fall I'm wearing jeans, sweaters and a textured blazer, but in a sort of sloppy, unkempt (collegiate) way. Usually that means sneakers, but I'd like to diversify a little. I've tried to wear chukkas, wingtips, loafers, etc., but the niceness of these shoes ratchets up the slickness of the look more than I'd like. Are there any brown leather shoes to match my sloppy aesthetic? Would a pair of tan desert boots work?
     


  2. familyman

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    clarks wallabees?
    That or LL Bean blutcher moc style shoes.
     


  3. JO3B

    JO3B Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    i don't like this model personally, but there are other brands coming out with distressed brown dress shoes.

    the boys of rugby on union sq. do what you're going for quite well.

    i suggest you ask them.
     


  4. jookz

    jookz Well-Known Member

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    Go to thrift stores and try to find pairs of used, high-quality shoes. I recently picked up a pair of Johnston and Murphy captoes that have some wear on them. The leather is a bit creased, and theres some slight scuffing/discoloration on the toebox, but I think they look rather great. They seem to fit the asthetic that you're going for, and for $8 (what I paid for my shoes), you can't really go wrong. It's definitely worth a shot.
     


  5. StevenRocks

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    You could try distressing a pair of shoes. I'm sure somebody here could give an idea of how to do it.
     


  6. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Go for Clark's Desert Treks over the Desert Boots. The former looks less clean than the latter. Wallabees is a great suggestion. [​IMG]
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    +1 on Wallabees. that sounds like the perfect shoe for your needs.
     


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    you should look into alfredo bannister [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Go to thrift stores and try to find pairs of used, high-quality shoes. I recently picked up a pair of Johnston and Murphy captoes that have some wear on them. The leather is a bit creased, and theres some slight scuffing/discoloration on the toebox, but I think they look rather great. They seem to fit the asthetic that you're going for, and for $8 (what I paid for my shoes), you can't really go wrong. It's definitely worth a shot.

    I like this idea. Either that, or raid your old mans closet.

    K
     


  10. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    you should look into alfredo bannister

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    bannisters a bit too avant garde for this look I think. Dusty's look is more ivy league/prep than Japanese fashionhead.
     


  11. alexei

    alexei Senior member

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    It's sad that
    ivy league/prep
    has become
    sloppy aesthetic
    [​IMG]
     


  12. this_is_james

    this_is_james Senior member

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    You could try distressing a pair of shoes. I'm sure somebody here could give an idea of how to do it.


    yes please advise.
     


  13. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    yes please advise.
    Wet them up with bleach, crease them really hard. Sand them with sandpaper, twist and crinkle them as much as you can. That should do a good trick. Afterwords, a bit of black and brown blended shoe cream around certain areas, and then a round of black shoe polish should really make them look oldschool.
     


  14. Kid609

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    Wear your dad's old Rockports or your older brother's old Doc Martens
     


  15. HEWSINATOR

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    Never mind, I saw where you lived and this does not work
     


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